Thai King continues to recover in hospital, palace says

December 15, 2014 2:23 PM

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Thai King continues to recover in hospital, palace says

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, continues to recover in hospital following surgery to remove his gallbladder and treatment for an intestinal infection, the palace said in a statement on Monday.

The health of the king, who is 87 and has been in hospital for over two months, is a subject of keen public concern. He is regarded as almost divine by many Thais and is widely seen as a unifying figure through years of political unrest.

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